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Re: [XForms] Re: Will Internet Explorer support XForms

From: <AndrewWatt2001@aol.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2003 02:52:00 EDT
Message-ID: <146.1a4cb422.2cb90290@aol.com>
To: Leigh.Klotz@pahv.xerox.com
Cc: sasso@research.ge.com, Shailesh.Karandikar@dendrite.com, www-forms@w3.org, XForms@yahoogroups.com

As you may recall I have been critical on more than a few occasions of the 
clarity, or lack of it, in the drafting of the XForms specification.

In your response in this thread I think you may have conveyed, at least in 
certain geographical locations, a notion opposite to the notion you intended to 

In a message dated 11/10/2003 01:29:10 GMT Daylight Time, 
Leigh.Klotz@pahv.xerox.com writes:

> >From: Sasso, John J (Research, Logic Technology Inc.)
> [mailto:sasso@research.ge.com] 
> >Sent: Friday, October 10, 2003 5:43 AM
> >To: 'Karandikar, Shailesh'; AndrewWatt2001@aol.com
> >Cc: www-forms@w3.org
> >Subject: RE: [XForms] Re: Will Internet Explorer support XForms
> >
> >
> >With InfoPath (as I understand it), you are limited to Windows IE, leaving
> >other browsers in the dust.
> I believe Andrew Watt may have pointed this out, but just to be sure:
> InfoPath leaves all browsers in the dust.  

Leigh, In the form (there's that word again!) of English I am familiar with 
for someone to say that "X leaves Y in the dust" indicates that X is superior 
to Y. So, at face value, you seem to be saying that InfoPath is superior to 
browser-based forms technology (including XForms??). I suspect that isn't the 
message you intended.

I suspect that what you are trying to convey is the simpler notion that 
InfoPath doesn't use a Web browser or isn't used within a Web browser. Is that 

However, behind the scenes the situation isn't quite so clear cut as that 
since I pointed out that InfoPath uses as one component the rendering engine from 
Internet Explorer (at least that is what I understand InfoPath's rendering 
engine to be).

Andrew Watt

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